Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Documented Life Project - Week 14

April Theme: colour safari (exploring inks and paints)
Week 14 Challenge: watercolours
Week 14 Prompt: it's water under the bridge

Week 14 was about watercolours but I have to say I snuck some acrylics in there too as I was using them on the other page which I did at the same time. This was my holiday at home week so we all had a great time doing whatever we felt like. There's some journalling as well as some doodling just talking about what we were up to. Acrylics, watercolours, pencil, biro, ink and a bit of collage. There's a bit of a bridge reference purely by chance, apart from that I again ignored the prompt. They're just not really connecting with me.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Documented Life Project - Week 13

March Theme: making your mark (doodles and mark making)
Week 13 Challenge: make a custom element
Week 13 Prompt: "ride the energy of your own unique spirit" - Gabrielle Roth

This was the start of the Easter holidays when we travelled down to Bristol to see family and then had a week long staycation. This week and the next week link up for me because of this so I did them together. It's about here I realised that next time I would get a non-ring-bound art pad as I wished I could have gone over the two pages better. Shame really because I really love the paper in this one. Maybe I'll see if they do a bound version.

Anyway.. the weather was fantastic all week, in fact it has been great all month with it only cooling off now towards the end of the month. I've noticed good weather seems to inspire brighter colours in my art journal. There's collage, watercolour, acrylic, tape, pencil, and my custom element was the wire circle. Again the prompt didn't speak to me so I ignored it. 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Documented Life Project - Week 12

March Theme: marking your mark (doodles and mark making)
Week 12 Challenge: as a focal point
Week 12 Prompt: coming into focus

This week the clocks changed. Finally it's getting closer to summer. I don't think I really followed the prompts much on this though I guess they are in there without really trying. The page is mainly collage and watercolours and I didn't have much time to do it so it's a speed page and fairly basic. Not lots of layers to it. I'm going to rush through these few pages to catch up as I have three more waiting to be photographed and posted.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Where I'm at..

This is basically a really late catch up post. I don't know where this month has gone! I really must try to catch up with where I'm up to. I'm lacking motivation to photograph things rather than actually create. I'm pleased to say I've kept up to date with my documented life project so that makes me happy. I just haven't got around to blogging about them yet. I did have a great and busy holiday though so that's more important.

I have also finished my crochet. Giant granny square scrappy blanket is completed. It turned out pretty well in the end. I can just see us lounging around on it in the park this summer. It's already had some outings to the garden with all this sunny weather we've been having.

The other things I hoped to do didn't have such luck though. I didn't get any quilt done or any Project Life. Never mind. This month (actually it's so far through the month I realistically mean next month) I want to get my sewing machine out and finally have a go at making some clothes from a pattern. I've got everything ready to go I'm just scared to start. Everyone has to begin somewhere though right?